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Marathon

Long distance endurance and strategy

While in Flatwater Racing events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing involves paddling sleek racing craft over long distances, on either the flatwater of lakes, and dams, or the flowing water of a river. Traditional Marathon Racing competitions, like ICF World Cup and World Championships, involve a fixed flatwater course with regular portages, where the paddler must carry the canoe or kayak. Each race lasts approximately 3 hours.

Many popular marathons are raced down sections of river, where the paddler must negociate the currents, rapids or weirs, or else portage around these obstacles. Some of these events attract over 2000 athletes each year and are often run inseveral stages over several days.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

15th Vohandu Canoe Marathon
September 5. 2020, Voru, EST
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
October 1. - 4. 2020, Gyor, HUN | New venue
2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2021, Moscow, RUS
2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
June 30. - July 3. 2022, Silkeborg, DEN
2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2023, Slavonski Brod, CRO
All competitions

NEWS

Canoe Marathon Master competition at European Championships will not be held
Canoe Marathon Master competition at European Championships will not be held

We would like to inform all interested parties that this year the Master competition within the 2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships in Gyor, Hungary, will not be held. Thank you for understanding.

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2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships moves to Gyor
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships moves to Gyor

Good news came also for European Canoe Marathon paddlers. ECA’s Board of directors confirmed the organisation of the 2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships. The difference will be the location as it will be moved from Budapest to Gyor. The new date is now 1 - 4 October 2020.

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VIDEO – Croatian Canoe Marathon National Championships

We have reported the results of Croatian Canoe Marathon National Championships last week. The competition was held in Slavonski Brod where the 2023 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships will take place. Now we invite you to take a look at video from the competition to get a feeling where the best European paddlers will fight for the medals in 2023.

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